Ice Miller Announces New Partners

Ice Miller Announces New Partners

Indianapolis – Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been named new partners of the Firm effective Jan. 1, 2012. The attorneys are: Timothy Capen, Jeffery Dack, E. Rod Davisson, Matthew DeLaruelle, Steven Forry, Steven Jones, Scott Snively and Nathaniel Uhl.

Capen concentrates his practice in corporate and securities law and in the representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital and private equity funds. He has extensive experience in venture capital financings; private placements; private equity/venture capital fund formations, operations and portfolio company transactions; public offerings; mergers and acquisitions; and general corporate representation.

Dack is a member of the Firm's Real Estate Group, where he concentrates his practice on business and commercial real estate transactions, including financing, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, and real estate tax appeals. Dack has negotiated and documented loans for various types of properties and loan structures, having represented borrowers and lenders in transactions ranging from traditional real property secured loans to seller financing, to mezzanine debt financing.

Davisson is a member of the Firm’s Public Law Group. He is a LEED-AP certified attorney and experienced trial attorney and has litigated cases in Ohio State and Federal Courts, and in the Ohio Court of Claims. He represents municipalities, counties, school districts, joint vocational districts and other political subdivisions on public construction projects such as municipal buildings, public utility infrastructure, courthouses, road and bridge projects, school facilities, recreation centers and athletic facilities. He is a well-known lecturer and author on Ohio municipal, construction and economic development topics and is a 2006 recipient of Business First's Forty Under 40 award.

DeLaruelle focuses his practice in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing and development. He represents regional and national real estate developers in connection with a variety of office, retail, hotel, industrial, multi-family, condominium, time share and mixed-use developments as well as international corporations in connection with real estate transactions throughout the country.

Forry is a member of the Firm’s Litigation group and has extensive experience handling all phases of commercial litigation. From initial case assessment, through appeals, and negotiated resolutions along the way, Forry has represented clients ranging from individuals to multi-national corporations. He has defended and prosecuted disputes involving, among others, interpretation of state and federal statutes, contracts, business interference, fraud, fiduciary obligations, unfair competition, and products liability.

Jones is a member of the Firm's Construction Law Group focusing on all aspects of construction law, including contract drafting, negotiation, arbitration and litigation. His experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts on behalf of public owners, private developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and design-builders. Jones has also prosecuted and defended numerous construction related disputes including mechanic's lien actions in various forums including litigation, arbitration, mediation and private judge litigation. As a civil engineer, Jones is also knowledgeable in the technical aspects involved in many construction disputes.

Snively's primary areas of concentrations are in venture capital, private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalization transactions, and general corporate matters. His experience includes representing private equity clients in numerous equity and mezzanine investments, and leveraged buy-outs, and commercial lending transactions. In addition, Snively serves as primary legal advisor for many small to mid-size companies. He has advised clients on investment structures, exit strategies, securities law issues, corporate governance and various contract issues.

Uhl is a member of Ice Miller’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Services Group, practicing primarily in the areas of construction, manufacturing, and products liability litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience handling electronic discovery issues.

On Jan. 1, 2012, Ice Miller LLP combined with Schottenstein Zox and Dunn Co., LPA, the fourth largest Columbus, Ohio-based law firm. This combination created a regional firm of 314 lawyers with offices in Indianapolis, Columbus, Chicago, Cleveland, DuPage County, Ill., and Washington, D.C. The combined firm will operate as Ice Miller LLP and rank among the top 150 largest law firms in the United States.

This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.